||McKinley County was created 23 February 1899.
It was named for William McKinley who was the 25th president of
the United States. The county seat is Gallup. Gallup is the center
of American Indian Inter-tribal Ceremonial. McKinley boasts a lumber
industry, oil refinery, coal mining, and uranium production. It
has within its boundaries the Navajo reservation and other Indian
lands and ancient attractions.